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- "BEETHOVEN'S GUITAR SHRED" DVD
REVIEW IN CRITICAL WOMEN ON FILM JOURNAL - THE WOMEN FILM CRITICS CIRCLE
Beethoven's Guitar Shred DVD: Burkas And Tattoos
Move over, Jamie Foxx. The Soloist's insanely genius
Juilliard apprentice is up against some formidable competition, and
she's female. Part classical music remix maven and part speed metal
manic musical mime, The Great Kat is basically showing the male
competition how it's done, better and faster.
FoundryMusicRob asks The Great Kat:
Question: Seriously now, I get the shred, I get the classical, but where
does the maniacal dominatrix thing come in? Is that supposed to be sexy?
The Great Kat: WHO CARES if you FAGGOTS with your 1 INCH PENISES think a
“MANIACAL DOMINATRIX” is “SEXY” or NOT!!!!!
More female chauvinist than feminist, Kat, aka Katherine Thomas, is best
described as a 21st century Janis Joplin who breaks out of the
conventionally assigned gender role limitations of acceptable female
behavior, creatively and otherwise, to give the historically male
dominated music scene a woman's energy and edge. And her raging, fast
forward in real time Beethoven's Guitar Shred DVD performance art is
like nothing that has come before. Though Kat's monarchistic
self-proclamation as inventor of a one woman revolution does tend to
clash ideologically with her broader egalitarian claim of liberated
classical music for the masses.
Alernately donning pink ribbon decked assorted retro-Victoria's Secret
knockoff period cleavage with bloody leather wear, burkas and crucifix
tattoos, Kat slings manically fuming guitars and violins on stage. And
each of seven video vignettes tells a forcefully lunatic fringe,
compelling musically reinvented tangy tall tale, shedding somewhat
imaginatively deranged new light on a mix 'n match medley of Beethoven,
Bach, Abu Ghraib and Islamic insurgency.
A classical/metal lovers everywhere wakeup call, these mini-musicals for
guitar, violin and machete could very well blow your mind, but hopefully
not your ear drums. Consuming the multi-sensory tripping Great Kat
Experience at low volume is highly recommended.
DVD Features: Seven Shred Videos; Hot Shred Bits 2; Shred Geniuses;
Metal Fugue: Bach's The Art Of The Fugue; Shred Cartoon.
Shred Online: GreatKat.com,
Posted by Critical Women at 4:53 PM
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